Nursing Charter High School Proposed in Pennsylvania
To increase the number of nurses with BSNs and diversify the nursing workforce in Pennsylvania, the state nurses association is in the process of creating a charter high school that will offer specialized courses in nursing.
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Chief Executive Officer Betsy Snook tells Penn Live Patriot-News that the idea of the charter school stems from the 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.
The charter school will be modeled after the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College, the only nurses charter school of its kind in the country.
If the proposal is approved, the Pennsylvania Nurses Middle College Charter School will open in September 2020.